• 12.18.17

    Manatt Expands Federal Government Group in Washington, D.C.

    Senior Republican Lawyer Gregg Nunziata to Focus on Public Policy Guidance, Regulatory Counsel and InvestigationsManatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP today announced that Gregg T. Nunziata has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C., office as a partner in the firm’s federal regulatory and ...

  • 12.14.17

    How the #MeToo Movement Impacts Women in Music

    Billboard interviewed Manatt’s Jeff Biederman, co-chair of the firm’s music practice, for an article that examines how the #MeToo movement could negatively impact women in the music industry. While large corporations have diversity requirements in place, smaller companies may be less ...

  • 12.14.17

    Makers of ‘Star Citizen’ Sued by Game Engine Creators

    The Daily Journal quoted Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, media and sports litigation practice, in an article discussing an unfolding video game lawsuit. Game engine creator Crytek GmbH is suing Cloud Imperium Games Corp., the makers of the not-yet-released ...

  • 12.11.17

    Ninth Circuit Skeptical in Copyright Claim Against Jay-Z

    The Daily Journal interviewed Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, for an article on the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ skepticism in a copyright claim against the music artist Jay-Z. Osama Fahmy sued Jay-Z and ...

  • 12.08.17

    Mann Testifies Before CA Assembly on Medicaid Buy-In

    Cindy Mann, a Manatt Health partner with more than three decades of experience in federal- and state-level health policy, testified before the California Assembly Select Committee on Healthcare Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage on Dec. 11.   As part of an informational hearing on ...

  • 12.08.17

    Songs Music Publishing Sells High-Profile Catalog to Kobalt

    Music Week covered Manatt’s representation of Kobalt Music Group in the company’s acquisition of Songs Music Publishing’s catalog. Manatt’s Jeff Biederman, co-chair of the firm’s music practice, and Michael Rexford, counsel in the firm’s entertainment and media ...

  • 12.08.17

    Kobalt Buys Songs Music Publishing for $150M

    Manatt’s Jeff Biederman, co-chair of the firm’s music group, and Michael Rexford, counsel in the firm’s entertainment and media practice, led deal negotiations for music publishing and artists services company Kobalt Music Group in its purchase of Songs Music Publishing. The deal ...

  • 12.06.17

    DOJ Revises Anti-Bribery Enforcement Policies

    Bloomberg BNA quoted Manatt’s Jacqueline Wolff, co-chair of the firm’s corporate investigations and white collar defense practice, on revisions to the Justice Department’s enforcement policy on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The publication explained that these revisions could ...

  • 12.05.17

    Variety’s 2017 Key Dealmakers List Includes Conner, Yen

    In its 2017 “Dealmakers Impact Report,” Variety recognized Manatt team Lindsay Conner and Sophia Yen as key players driving the most significant deals in the entertainment business. Each year, Variety identifies the most prominent Hollywood dealmakers in its prestigious annual list, ...

  • 12.01.17

    Industry Leaders Share Insights on Closing Hollywood-China Deals

    Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, was quoted in The Hollywood Reporter in an article that featured advice from the industry’s top dealmakers on closing entertainment deals between Hollywood and China. One key insight, according to ...